Three Weather Warnings issued as Storm Gareth to bring damaging gusts and risk of flooding

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Stormy conditions are expected next week

The first of the storms likely to impact the country occurs through next Wednesday

Met Eireann has issued a series of Weather Warnings for Ireland this morning ahead of Storm Gareth hitting the country on Tuesday.

A Status Orange wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo as storm Gareth approaches. Westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 75km/h with damaging gusts reaching 110 to 130km/h. There is also the risk of coastal flooding due to high seas. The warning is in place from noon on Tuesday until 9am on Wednesday.

A Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick. Met Eireann is forecasting heavy rain followed by squally showers that will lead to the risk of rainfall accumulations of around 25mm. That warning is in place from 6pm on Monday until 6am on Tuesday.

There is also a Status Yellow wind warning for Ireland. Met Eireann states that westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h and gusts of 90 to 110km. There is a risk of coastal flooding due to high seas along Atlantic coasts. That warning is in place from noon on Tuesday until noon on Wednesday.